One Injured in Head-on Collision Near Coggon

One person was injured in an accident near Coggon on Friday afternoon.

It happened on the northeast side of town at the intersection of Highway 13 and Aldrich Road around 1:30 pm. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year old Lauren Waldschmidt of Iowa City was driving northbound on Highway 13 when she tried passing a semi. She struck an oncoming vehicle head-on.

The other driver, 66-year old Patricia Houser of Cedar Rapids, was transported to Mercy Hospital with what authorities say appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Waldschmidt was cited for unsafe passing.